2016 Ghana Basketball Awards Coach of the Year nominee James Okine has boldly declared he is the coach of the year ahead of the most anticipated event. This year’s award event takes place at the Best Western Premier Hotel in Ghana’s capital, Accra on August 12.
The tough talking and supremely confident young trainer has been nominated alongside Meme Falconer and Lawal Brimah in the highly competitive category after a splendid year with Marshalls University College, Tudu Magic and Pope John Senior High School.
Speaking to Basketballghana.com he said:
“Am Coach of the Year…what am doing are things we do for the game. Remember I took Marshalls from nowhere to somewhere. I built Marshalls Basketball. In all ways, it is I who will win the award”.
Okine made a splash on the national scene by guiding little known Marshalls University College to place fourth in last year’s Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship before missing out on a semi final place on goal difference this year.
However, Marshalls remedied the painful loss by winning the Private Universities Sports Association Games (PUSAG) Basketball event and guided Pope John High School to an unlikely bronze medal win at the Sprite Ball Championship.
In the Accra Basketball League, his side Tudu Magic sit eight in the standings with three wins and a loss in four games played thus far in the season.